Amnesty is granted from potential student conduct sanctions for themselves, the person in need of assistance, or the organization hosting the event where the incident occurs.
Students who are varsity athletes or who are members of Greek organizations should be aware that they may still be subject to sanctions through the Athletic Code of Conduct or the Greek Standards Process.
At the time of the incident:
The person of concern will be...
After the Incident:
The individual who receives emergency medical attention related to his or her consumption of alcohol and/or other drugs will not receive sanctions through the University's student conduct process provided they complete the following:
1. Complete the Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students (BASICS) Program
2. Compliance with recommendations set forth by Counseling and Psychiatry Services
3. Meeting with a Dean of Students staff member, depending upon the seriousness of the incident
4. As with any alcohol and/or other drug incident, (especially those that are of an urgent nature), students are encouraged to contact their parents/guardians directly to let them know they are safe and to assure them that the Dean of Students office will also be following up with them at a later date to insure that the student has the appropriate resources available to them.
Participation in any follow up meetings required as a result of MAP will not be noted on the student's conduct record.
Medical Amnesty is available to all students throughout their tenure at the university. However, each amnesty incident will be reviewed by the Center for Student Ethics and Standards and appropriate follow up regarding students' safety will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Medical Amnesty will not excuse or protect those individuals who flagrantly or repeatedly violate the University Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities..
A representative of an organization hosting an event is expected to promptly call for medical assistance in an alcohol and/or other drug related emergency. This act of responsibility will mitigate any student conduct sanctions against the organization resulting from the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities violations that may have occurred at the time of the incident. Failure to call for medical assistance in an alcohol and/or other drug related emergency is a very serious matter and will be considered an "aggravating circumstance" in the student conduct case against the organization should violation(s) of the University Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. have occurred in relation to the incident.
Medical Amnesty is available to all students throughout their tenure at the university. However, each amnesty incident will be reviewed by the Center for Student Ethics and Standards and appropriate follow up regarding students' safety will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Medical Amnesty will not
University Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
2) Will I ever run out of amnesty?
Every situation will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Students involved in repeated incidents may be referred for a student conduct case or may be asked to address underlying issues involving alcohol or other drug use on a more intensive level.
3) I received a notice of charge letter but I called for medical assistance. What should I do?
Contact the Center for Students Ethics and Standards (CSES) via email at email@example.com. A staff member will respond and may want to meet with you to discuss your situation further.
4) Will using MAP affect my academic standing?
No. If you are involved in repeated incidents, however, you may be referred for student conduct action or asked to address underlying issues involving alcohol or other drug use on a more intensive level.
5) Will I be responsible for any fees associated with ACT 1 or Fletcher Allen Health Care?
Yes. Although you may be granted medical amnesty and cleared of any conduct charges from CSES, you will still be responsible for any service fees charged to your student account if you were taken to ACT 1 or Fletcher Allen Health Care.
6) If I'm the caller, what can I expect next?
a. If you were not violating any campus policy, we thank you.
b. If you were violating campus policy, full amnesty will be granted and no follow up will occur.
7) If my friend called medical assistance for me, what should I expect next?
1) You will be immediately taken by Police Services or UVM Rescue to either the hospital, Act 1, or the Chittenden County Correctional Facility. Note, that you may go to one or more of these places for detox.
2) A day or so later, you will be contacted by either the Center for Students Ethics & Standards and/or the Dean of Students Office.
8) Who can I talk to for further information and/or support?
a. You can contact the Center for Student Ethics & Standards
b. The Dean of Students Office
c. Your RA or another Residential Life Staff member
9) Will my parents find out?
a. We encourage you to tell them what happened.
b. And yes, as with any alcohol or other drug related incident (especially emergency situations), your parent/guardian may be notified after the incident and once a staff member has discussed the incident with you.